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[From, the Report of the President of Harvard University, 1919-20'] 


To the President op the University: — 

Sir, — I have the honor to present the following report on the 
Fogg Art Museum for the year 1919-20. 


Society of Friends of the Fogg Museum: Painting by Giovanni da Ponte 
(Dante and Petrarch); Painting attributed to the Maestro del Bam- 
bino Vispo, Florentine School (Assumption of the Virgin). 

J. Templeman Coolidge, Class of 1879: Painting of the Sienese School 
(Madonna and Child). 

Enrich Brothers: Oil copy of the painting of the Dead Christ by Holbein. 

Mrs. Charles W. Eliot: Jade ring. 

Desmond FitzGerald: Water color by Dodge Macknight. 

Mrs. John L. Gardner: Sixty-six book and print catalogues. 

Dr. Francis Greenwood Peabody, Class of 1869 : Greek vase. 

Mrs. E. P. Hall: Painting attributed to Bartolommeo Passerotti (Portrait 
of himself). 

Augustus Hemenway, Class of 1875: Eeproduction of the Ghent altar- 
piece by van Eyck. 

David Keppel: Pencil drawing by J. M. W. Turner. 

Professor Frank Jewett Mather Jr., of Princeton University: 13th cen- 
tury Tuscan painting (Madonna and Child). 

John Pierpont Morgan, Class of 1889: I disegni della R. Galleria degli 
TJffizi in Firenze (2 volumes). 

Miss Sara Norton: Drawing (Head of a Man), 

Richard Norton Bequest: Fragment of fresco of the Italian School. 

Harold W. Parsons, Class of 1904: Diptych with niches in frame, of the 
Italian School, 14th century. 

Dr. Denman W. Ross, Class of 1875: Chinese bronze; Chinese painting; 
two Chinese porcelain jars; Japanese painting of Tosa School; ninety- 
seven Japanese prints; thirty-nine Japanese stencil designs for print- 
ing on cloth; twenty paintings and sketches by R. D. Gauley; ten 
drawings by Joseph Lindon Smith; seventy-eight pencil drawings by 
Kenneth J. Conant; Greek coin. 

Arthur Sachs, Class of 1901: Oil painting by Ribera (S. Jerome). 

Samuel Sachs: Ruskin, two wash drawings of Caen; Fragment of Alps 
(water color). 

Professor Francis B. Sayre and Reverend John Nevin Sayre in memory of 
their mother, Mrs. Martha Nevin Sayre: Painting by Alessandro 
Magnasco (Monastic Vision); Madonna and Child, attributed to the 
Flemish school, 16th century; Spanish primitive painting (Founda- 
tion of a Church to S. Michael). 


Mrs. Henry H. Sherman and lent to her by the Fogg Museum : Painting by 
Goya (Aragonese Dwarf) ; terra-cotta relief of the Nativity by An- 
tonio Rossellino; Painting by Giovanni da Milano (Madonna and 

Mr. and Mrs. William deForest Thomson: Forty-six ancient objects: 
Greek marbles, terra-cotta figurines, Egyptian bronze objects, Egyp- 
tian wooden objects, alabaster vases, ivory, fragments of mosaic. 

William Augustus White, Class of 1863: Sketch book of Sir Joshua 

The following prints have been received as gifts: 

Boylston A. Beal, Class of 1886: Engraving by Henriquel Dupont. 

Mrs. Willet Fletcher: Sixty engravings of paintings in Florence. 

Admiral Herbert O. Dunn: Four reproductions of engravings. 

Museum of Fine Arts: Eighty-six photographs of prints. 

Miss Sara Norton: Three prints. 

Mrs. Schuyler van Rensselaer : Twenty-six lithographs by Daumier, Cham, 

Vernier, Beaumont, Seigneurgens, and others. 
Paul J. Sachs: Winged Genius on Horseback by Master AF. 


Harold W. Bell: Painting by Nicolas Poussin. 

Mrs. William Emerson: Arabic manuscript; two small manuscripts. 

Edward W. Forbes: Venetian head attributed to Palma Vecchio; Drawing 
by Diirer (Designer of the Lute); Spanish primitive painting; two 
drawings by John Ruskin; three Indian miniatures; four Persian 
miniatures; two Italian drawings. 

Messrs. Gimpel and Wildenstein: Painting by Lancret (Scene Galante); 
Drawing by Watteau (Study of two women's heads); Drawing by 
Boucher (Nude); Painting by Greuze (Return from the Inn); Paint- 
ing by Prud'hon (P'cesse de Lucques) ; Painting by David (Portrait of 
a Lady) ; Drawing by Fragonard (Genius of Franklin) ; Drawing by 
Greuze (Study of a woman's head). 

Henry Goldman: Portrait of Francis I by Clouet. 

Harvard Law Library: Fourteen manuscripts. 

Mrs. John Linzee: Brocade. 

McPherson Holt: The Classical Compositions of John Flaxman engraved 
by Piroli and the Theogony and Works and Days of Hesiod engraved 
by Blake, London, 1870. 

John Pierpont Morgan, Class of 1889: Three manuscripts: Psalter, French 
ab. 1250; Psalter, 13th century; Les Chroniques de France, French 
14th century. 

A. Kingsley Porter: Two Romanesque statues. 

G. L. Perera: French 17th century painting in style of Charles Le Brun. 

Pierre la Rose: Four paintings by Claude Lorrain; Painting by Gaspar 

Arthur Sachs: Portrait of Romero by Goya; Donatellesque terra-cotta 
(Madonna and Child). 


Paul J. Sachs: Drawing by Albrecht Durer (Margaret of Hohenzollern) ; 
13th century French Gothic head; 4th century Greek head; 10th cen- 
tury Cambodian head; Egyptian wax mask; four drawings by Ingres; 
two drawings by Picasso; Drawings by Gericault, Claude Lorrain, 
Turner, Clodion, Parmigiano, Francois Clouet, Degas, Watteau, and 
Renoir; Painting by Primaticcio in frame of period; Thibetan paint- 
ing; Deposition, Italian School, 14th century; Textiles; Kakemono; 
Italian table. 

Samuel Sachs: Painting by Tintoretto (Diana); Painting of the Venetian 
School (Portrait of a Man) ; Painting by Ter Borch (Figure of a Lady) . 

Mrs. Quincy A. Shaw; Oriental works of art consisting of swords, sword 
guards, daggers, dagger sheaths, lacquered boxes, pottery vases, 
bronze and ivory objects and kakemonos. 

K. G. T. Webster: French manuscript Bible. 

William Augustus White: French 14th century manuscript Bible. 

Emile F. Williams: Fourteen gilded bronze figures; two Chinese bronze 

Loans by the Fogg Museum 

To Massachusetts Institute of Technology: Architectural drawings and 

To Engineering Department: Pennell lithographs. 
To Museum of Fine Arts, The Algonquin Club and the Albright Museum: 

Sargent's Lake O'Hara. 

Special Exhibitions 

(a) From October to January, an Exhibition of Italian en- 
gravings was shown in the Print Room. 

(b) The most important exhibition of the year was of the works 
of William Blake, perhaps the most comprehensive collection of 
his works ever brought together. The Grolier Club of New York 
held a remarkable exhibition formed principally from the collections 
of Mr. William Augustus Wbite, Mr. John Pierpont Morgan, Mr. 
Henry E. Huntington, and Mr. A. E. Newton. Almost all of this 
exhibition was brought to the Fogg Museum through the courtesy 
of the owners. Many valuable additions were made from collec- 
tions in Boston and Cambridge. Below is the list : 

Miss Katherine Bullard: Songs of Innocence. 

Mrs. William Emerson: Songs of Innocence; Virgil's Pastorals; Europe; 
Loa; Daughters of Albion; Engraving; Drawing of Mrs. Blake; W. B. 
Scott's etchings; Reproductions of manuscript book pages; Repro- 
duction of Gates of Paradise. 

Miss Alberta Houghton: Sketch. 


Henry E. Huntington: Songs of Innocence; Songs of Innocence and Ex- 
perience; Songs of Experience; Book of Thel; Marriage of Heaven and 
Hell; America; For the Sexes, The Gates of Paradise; Visions of the 
Daughters of Albion; Europe; Song of Los; Young's Night Thoughts; 
Milton; Blair's Grave; India proofs of woodcuts of Thornton's Pas- 
torals; six original water color drawings for Milton's " Nativity"; 
eight water color drawings for Milton's "Comus"; Water color draw- 
ings for Milton's "Paradise Lost"; Original water color sketch for 
"Paradise Lost"; Painting, Lot and his Daughter; Watson's Apology 
for the Bible; two water color sketches and eight pencil drawings with 
lettering, for Genesis; There is no Natural Religion; The Voice of One; 
Argument; Principle 1-7; Dr. Thornton's new Translation of the 
Lord's Prayer; sixteen letters; Sketch book of William Blake and his 
younger brother, Robert Blake; The French Revolution. 

John Pierpont Morgan: Songs of Innocence and Experience; Marriage of 
Heaven and Hell; America; Jerusalem; Drawings for Illustrations of 
the Book of Job; Illustrations of Dante; Proofs of woodcuts from 
Thornton's Virgil; Scrapbook of original drawings, proofs, etc. 

A. E. Newton: Poetical Sketches; Songs of Innocence and Experience; 
Book of Thel; Marriage of Heaven and Hell; For Children, The Gates 
of Paradise; America; Designs for a series of ballads: Triumphs of 
Temper; Young's Night Thoughts; Illustrations of the Book of Job; 
Large paper proofs of illustrations of Blair's Grave; Drawing for Old 
Man entering the Tomb; Water color drawing for Marriage of Heaven 
and Hell. 

Miss Sara Norton: Painting; Sketch. 

Professor George Herbert Palmer: Songs of Innocence and Experience; 
Poetical Sketches; Reliques of ancient English Poetry. 

Mrs. John Briggs Potter: Book of Thel; Europe. 

Mrs. Horace E. Scudder: Three water colors; six engravings; twelve auto- 
type reproductions. 

Mrs. Ward Thoron: Urizen. 

Mrs. Roger Warner: Songs of Experience. 

William Augustus White : There is no Natural Religion (2 copies) ; Songs of 
Innocence (2 copies); Book of Urizen; America, uncolored; America, 
colored; Book of Ahanja; Book of Thel; Descriptive Catalogue; 
Europe; Gates of Paradise; Ghost of Abel; Illustrations of Book of 
Job; Illustrations of Book of Job (Proofs); Illustrations of Dante; 
Jerusalem; Marriage of Heaven and Hell; Poetical Sketches; Prologue 
and Characters of Chaucer's Pilgrims; Autograph letter, two portraits 
of Blake, and water color drawing "Timon"; Song of Los; Three 
Accusers; St. John the Baptist preaching; Visions of the Daughters of 
Albion (2 copies); Blair, The Grave (2 copies); Burger, Leonora; 
Hayley, Ballads (2 copies); Salzmann, Elements of Morality; Woll- 
stonecraft, Original Stories; Young, Night Thoughts (3 copies) ; En- 
gravings; Reproductions of drawings and engravings; Manuscript 
Poems; Autograph letter; nine drawings; Painting; Malkin, Father's 
Memoirs; Hayley, Life of Cowper; Rossetti's copy of Gilchrist's Life 
of Blake. 


The Exhibition lasted from January 15 to February 6. The 
attendance was 2565 in spite of extraordinarily bad weather. 

(c) During the spring and summer early prints and drawings 
have been od exhibition in the Print Room. 

(d) In April the gallery was rearranged and much improved. 

The charcoal portrait of President Lowell by John S. Sargent 
which was given to the University was brought to the Museum. 

Public Lectures 

A course of ten lectures was given by Dr. Ananda K. Coomara- 
swamy. Lectures were also given by S. Foster Damon, Class of 
1914; Charles Hopkinson, Class of 1891; Professor George Herbert 
Palmer, Class of 1864; Harold F. Weston, Class of 1916; Jay Ham- 
bidge; William Bell Dinsmoor, Class of 1906; and Professor Frank 
Jewett Mather, Jr., of Princeton. 

The Departments of Music, the Drama, and the Fine Arts 
agreed to cooperate in arranging certain lectures and certain after- 
noon teas, primarily for the students in those three departments. 
The lecture by Professor Mather, above referred to, was in this 
series, and one afternoon tea was given at the Fogg Art Museum. 

Photographs and Slides 

Five thousand, five hundred and fifteen photographs and one 
thousand, one hundred and sixteen slides have been received as 
gifts from the following people : 

Professor Alfred V. Churchill of Smith College, Professor William Emer 
son of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Edward W. Forbes, 
Professor Chester N. Greenough, Henry W. Moore, Miss Grace 
Norton, Miss Sara Norton, Professor George Herbert Palmer, Dr. 
Denman W. Ross, Professor Paul J. Sachs, H. A. Hammond Smith, 
Evert J. Wendell Bequest. 

A new system of cataloguing and classification based on that 
used in the Metropolitan Museum, New York, has been adopted 
for the photographs and slides. All new accessions are catalogued 
under the new system and as rapidly as possible the photographs 
and slides already in the collection will be recatalogued and re- 

Two thousand, three hundred and twenty-nine photographs 
have been catalogued and accessioned during the year. Two thou- 
sand and twelve slides have been catalogued and accessioned and 
five hundred and sixty-three slides recatalogued. 


Slides have been issued to instructors three hundred and six 

The public school lending set of Greek slides has been lent seven- 
teen times, the Roman slides nineteen times, and the English slides 
ten times. 

Thirty-one dollars and sixty-three cents were received from the 
sale of photographs and postcards. 


Two hundred and one books were gifts from the following persons 
or institutions: 

Fine Arts Department, French Educational Mission, Museum of Fine 
Arts, San Francisco Art Association, Yale University Press, E. D. 
Bettens, Professor George H. Chase, Miss Elizabeth Clarke, Edward 
W. Forbes, Miss Margaret E. Gilman, Professor Chester N. Green- 
ough, John Pierpont Morgan, Miss Sara Norton, Professor Chandler 
R. Post, Dr. Denman W. Ross, Professor Paul J. Sachs, Mrs. Henry 
Symonds, Professor John Trowbridge, Norman H. White, Jr. 

One book was transferred from the Harvard College Library and 
thirty were purchased from the Searle Fund. This brings the total 
of accessions of the year to two hundred and thirty-two. 

The large catalogue of the collection of Mediaeval and Renais- 
sance Paintings was published by the Museum. 

The Boston Museum of Fine Arts and the Boston Public Library 
have generously lent books to the Museum from time to time. 


The appointment of Professor A. Kingsley Porter is an event of 
significance and importance to the Fogg Art Museum as Professor 
Porter has already been a good friend of the Museum for years and 
has lent us valuable works of art from his collection. 

Professor Paul J. Sachs was in Europe from February till Septem- 
ber and Mr. Forbes was in Europe from August till October, both 
of them on Museum work. 

Dr. Helge Lundholm assisted in the photograph department from 
June 1, 1920, until September, 1920. 

Miss Averyl A. Dickinson was appointed assistant in the photo- 
graph department September 2, 1919. Miss Alice M. Wood has 
been absent during the year on leave. Her place has been filled by 
Miss Elizabeth Clarke. Miss Rosalind G. Parker was on the 
Museum staff from February 16, 1920, until September, 1920. 


From May until July Mrs. Gordon Allen and Miss Alice F. 
Tilden worked part time on the cataloguiDg of slides and photo- 

Extra assistants have been employed from time to time to type- 
write cards for the department of photographs and slides. 


The Museum has received this year so many acquisitions that the 
ever present need of more room is continuously forced on our atten- 
tion. Not only is it a problem of the proper display of the originals, 
but the increase in bulk of the collections of photographs and slides 
and the card catalogues which make these collections available for 
use have so overcrowded the working room that students are now 
seriously hampered in their studies. Hence the need for an ade- 
quate building has grown even more urgent. 

There is an income of only about $4000 a year available for run- 
ning the Museum, including all the needs of the professors in the 
Department of Fine Arts who are continually wanting more slides, 
photographs, and books. The running expenses of the building, as it 
is now maintained, with special exhibitions, with the purchase of 
necessary photographs, etc., and exclusive of the purchase of works 
of art, are between $10,000 and $20,000 a year. The deficit has to 
be raised annually by the Directors.